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Pick-up carrying unknown chemicals rear ends a parked construction truck

Monday at approximately 10:21 AM officers of the Grand Forks Police Department were dispatched

to a motor vehicle crash involving injury in the 1100 block of 47th

that a 1999 Dodge pickup driven by Cole Deboer of Crookston, MN was driving east on 47th

the 1100 block. Deboer’s attention was distracted and the vehicle he was driving struck a legally parked

construction truck. Deboer suffered injury in the crash that required transport to Altru Hospital. His

condition is not known. Both vehicles involved in the crash suffered extensive damage. Deboer was cited

for failure to have vehicle under control. Altru Hospital and Grand Forks Fire Department assisted the

GFPD on this crash.

The Grand Forks Police Department would like to remind drivers to always be aware of their surroundings,

avoid being distracted and drive defensively.